Smoke from the ongoing wildfires on the West Coast has blown across the continent and has now reached East Coast cities — albeit at high altitudes that do not affect air quality near ground level.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported:
Wildfire smoke from the enormous fires blazing on the West Coast has made its way to the East Coast, bringing hazy conditions for the next few days, meteorologists said.
A large-scale weather pattern with a ridge of high pressure blew smoke from blazes in California, Oregon, and Washington across the country and into East Coast cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The smoke in the New York City area was largely suspended at about 30,000 feet above ground as of 10 p.m. EST [Tuesday], said John Murray, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s New